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How OT Eases Caregiver Stress

You're not alone.

Over 9.5 million adults are providing care for one or more aging loved ones in the US. That's on top of careers, family obligations and childcare. Some provide care for aging parents and grandchildren at the same time. You may feel that you're running on fumes, always stumbling to catch up and have no energy at the end of the day for yourself and your relationships, let alone your own work, hobbies, projects, dreams and goals.

We can help ease the strain by working with your loved one to recover from illness, injury or even deconditioning and decline. A course of OT rehabilitation can help them reclaim their lost independence while learning new skills to maintain their strength, balance and wellness for now and into the future. The more that people can do for themselves, the happier they are and you get to take some stuff off your plate. That's a win-win for everyone!

High Thrive Therapy specializes in geriatric care and rehabilitation. We perform assessments and evaluations to help family caregivers make better decisions about their loved one’s daily care needs. Our professional intervention alleviates some of the pressure a caregiver might feel when helping their loved one, and also allows them to take a break from the core caregiving duties to maintain their own life.

OT Addresses:

  • Dressing

  • Bathing

  • Toileting

  • Grooming

  • Continence

  • Shopping

  • Meal Preparation

  • Household Upkeep

  • Medication Management

  • Mental Health Concerns

  • Managing Transportation

  • Environmental Obstacles

  • Dementia-Related Limitations

  • Personal, Health & Lifestyle Goals

How OT Helps:

Improves Daily Living

OTs work to improve the morning process of getting up and ready for the day (ADLs) and all the tasks that come afterward (IADLs) that are part of the independent lifestyle.

Reduces Falls

We offer home safety screening, home modifications, education, assistive technology, targeted exercise to reduce fall risk, fear of falling and nursing home admissions.

Enhances Quality Of Life

Increased strength, healthy lifestyle changes and involvement in meaningful occupations produces measurably lower rates of depression, improves satisfaction with life and empowers independence.

Reduces Need For Caregiver Assistance

The benefits from a course of occupational therapy are measurably improved function, strength and independence, which greatly reduces the caregiver's responsibilities - saving time and money, and easing stress for all.

If you've noticed a decline in your loved one's daily functioning and are worried about them losing their independence, talk with them and their doctor about a referral to occupational therapy. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how much good even a single course of occupational therapy can do, with long-lasting benefits, increased confidence and greater independence.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about our outpatient therapy services!


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